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Tune ID#2026 (Volunteer)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Volunteer about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CTL 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Volunteer, The / An Deontánach / Mol an Tiarna / Moll an Tiarna / Praise the Landlord / Granny in the Corner (also singled)
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Discography cd

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19921#3
[CTL 3] Cherish the Ladies. The Back Door. Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, bodhrán), Eileen Golden (feet), Winifred Horan (fiddle, feet), Maureen Doherty Macken [Mary Rafferty] (accordion, flute), Joanie Madden (flute, whistle), Cathie Ryan (vocals), Linnane Wick (feet).
~19971#1
[Shskn 10] Shaskeen. Music for Set Dancing and Listening. Tom Cussen (banjo, mandolin), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán, bongos), Seán Conway (flute, whistle, guitar), Eamonn Cotter (flute), Mike Fahy (guitar), Charlie Harris (accordion), Geraldine Cotter (piano), Carl Hession (piano).
~20052.21#1
[VCbl] Vincent Campbell. The Purple Heather. Vincent Campbell (fiddle).
~201213#1
[JDwyer] John Dwyer. The Dursey Sound. John Dwyer (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Warlock
CTL 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Donegal Traveler
CTL 3
Ships Are Sailing
Shskn 10
Gorman's
JDwyer

Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #268 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #60 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1965